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Noble Rot - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,271 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,271
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 90
Gots: 142 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This saison-esque science project gets complexity and fermentable sugars from two unique wine grapes sourced with our friends at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser, Wash.

The first addition is unfermented juice, known as must, from viognier grapes that have been infected with a benevolent fungus called botrytis. This noble rot reduces the water content in the grapes while magnifying their sweetness and complexity. The second is pinot gris must intensified by a process called dropping fruit, where large clusters of grapes are clipped to amplify the quality of those left behind.

Noble Rot is brewed with pils and wheat malts and fermented with a distinct Belgian yeast strain. It has a spicy white wine body and a dry, tart finish.

(Beer added by: paulozanello on 02-20-2011)
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Maltmaiden

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3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear bright straw yellow. Lots of carbonation.. almost looks like cider or chanpagne. Very tiny trace of a head but the carbonation keeps it from looking very flat. Kin of weird for a saison, but it looks pretty.

S: White grape right off the bat. some apricot, light malt. light funkiness. slight alcohol. rice? A Good smelling saison.

T: Sweet up front and then it dries out gradually. Kind of like a champagne actually, but with malt and very light hops. Apple, white grape, apricot. Some mustiness but not harshly so. Nice tasting.

M: The tang and carbonation really stings the tongue at first but then it leads into a sweetness, and then it dries out. very short lived finish, overall very clean. a complex and fun moutfeel.

O: I don't think the carbonation was obnoxious but I wish I could try it without so much...maybe it would be improved and taste more like beer to me. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but I want more out of this beer. Would like to have this for New Years!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 06:33:32 | More by Maltmaiden
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Noble Rot from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,271 ratings.